K-Heart Sports – 12/19/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 121921 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century 84, Williston 61
#4 Bismarck High 112, Watford City 36
Mandan 70, Turtle Mountain 56
Class B
Bishop Ryan 64, Shiloh Christian 57
Hazen 74, Des Lacs-Burlington 56
Velva Invitational Tournament
7th Place
Parshall 60, Kenmare 58
5th Place
Central McLean 64, Nedrose 51
3rd Place
Our Redeemer’s 351, South Prairie 35
Velva 52, Surrey 47

CNDC Tournament – Harvey
7th Place
TGU 43, Glenburn 42
5th Place

3rd Place
St. John 74, Rugby 51
Dunseith 62, Harvey-Wells County 57 OT

High School Girls Basketball
Class A
#4 Bismarck High 77, Watford City 48
Mandan 74,Turtle Mountain 52
Class B
#1 Central Cass 59, #10 Kenmare 32
Cavalier 81, Rolla 41
Dunseith 63, Nelson County 45
Northern Cass 72, Glenburn 39
Powers Lake 66, Ray 41
Shiloh Christian 54, Bishop Ryan 42
Surrey 51, Bottineau 37
High School Boys Hockey
Minot 2, Jamestown 1
Bismarck High 3, Williston 2
High School Girls Hockey
Bismarck 6, Williston 0
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Bismarck High-Legacy Invite
1. Minot, 538
2. Bismarck Century, 423.5
3. Bismarck High, 365
4. Dickinson, 314
5. Williston, 271
6. Bismarck Legacy, 230.5
7. Mandan, 147
High School Boys Wrestling
Class A
Devils Lake Tournament
1. West Central Area-Ashby, 256
2. Fargo Davies, 183
3. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 142
4. West Fargo, 140
5. Watford City, 122
6. Devils Lake, 100
7. Grand Forks Red River, 65
8. Grand Forks Central, 14
Valley City Holiday Tournament (top 5/ WDA)
1. Bismarck High,183.5
2. Jamestown, 176
3. West Fargo Sheyenne, 174
4. Lisbon, 165
5. Valley City, 125
7. Dickinson, 113
11. Williston, 72
14. Mandan, 29
College Men’s Basketball
Minot State 80, Bemidji State 78
Dixie State 78, North Dakota 69
College Women’s Basketball
Bemidji State 73, Minot State 62
North Dakota 70, Detroit Mercy 60
NAHL Hockey
Austin Bruins 5, Minot Minotauros 4
Bismarck Bobcats 5, North Iowa Bulls 1
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – Montana State freshman quarterback Tommy Mellott accounted for four touchdowns to send the Bobcats to their first title game in 38 years with a 31-17 win over South Dakota State in a Football Championship Series semifinal game. Montana State (12-2) will make its first national championship appearance since 1984, facing North Dakota State on Jan. 8. Mellott was 10-of-15 passing for 233 yards and threw two touchdown passes. He added 155 yards on the ground and two touchdowns on 34 carries. Chris Oladokun had 315 yards passing and a touchdown for SDSU. Pierre Strong Jr. had 94 yards rushing and a TD.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have waived cornerback in a surprise move at a position where they have little depth. Breeland was initially listed as questionable to play at Chicago on Monday night for an unspecified non-injury-related reason. Two hours later, the eighth-year veteran was let go. NFL Network reported that Breeland had an verbal altercation with coaches and teammates at practice. Breeland started all 13 games for the Vikings with two forced fumbles and two interceptions.


UNDATED (AP) – Dylan Hopkins broke the Independence Bowl record for completion percentage, connecting on 19 of 23 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns in UAB’s 31-28 victory over No. 12 BYU. With UAB (9-4) facing fourth-and-7 with six minutes remaining, coach Bill Clark passed on a field-goal attempt, and Hopkins threw a 14-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Trea Shropshire.

In other bowl games:
– No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Marshall 36-21 in the New Orleans Bowl to end its season on a program-record 13-game winning streak. Levi Lewis passed for 270 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another 74 yards, and Emani Bailey rushed for two TDs in the fourth quarter to help new Ragin’ Cajuns head coach Michael Desormeaux win his first game in charge.
– Cory Fields threw for four touchdowns, three to Shaquan Davis, to lead South Carolina State past Jackson State, 31-10 in the Celebration Bowl. The game is considered to be the national championship of historically Black colleges and universities. South Carolina State limited Jackson State to just 194 yards of total offense in a game dominated by the defenses.
– Jordan Mims ran for 165 yards and two touchdown and caught five passes for 71 yards and another score to help Fresno State beat UTEP 31-24 in the New Mexico Bowl. Mims’ 22-yard catch and run late in third quarter gave the Bulldogs a 26-17 lead.
– Western Kentucky handed Appalachian State its first bowl loss, beating the Mountaineers, 59-38, in the Boca Raton Bowl. Bailey Zappe capped his record-setting season by passing for 422 yards and six touchdowns. Zappe finished the season with 5,977 yards and 62 touchdowns for the Hilltoppers. He topped the previous marks of 5,833 yards set by Texas Tech’s B.J. Symons in 2003 and 60 touchdowns set by LSU’s Joe Burrow in the Tigers’ run to the national championship in the 2019 season.
– Malik Willis passed for 231 yards and accounted for five touchdowns and Liberty rolled over Eastern Michigan 56-20 on in the LendingTree Bowl. Malik Willis, a potential NFL first-round pick, completed 13 of 24 passes for 231 yards and accounted for five touchdowns, three through the air and two on the ground.
– Third-string quarterback Cooper Legas threw two touchdown passes, Calvin Tyler Jr. ran for 120 yards and a score and Utah State beat Oregon State 24-13 in the inaugural LA Bowl Saturday night.


UNDATED (AP) – Kendall Brown and James Akinjo each scored 17 points and No. 1 Baylor defeated Oregon 78-70. Adam Flagler made five 3-pointers en route to 16 points for the Bears, who broke a 51-51 tie with 12 straight points in the second half.

In other Top-25 men’s action:
– No. 2 Duke beat last-minute replacement Elon 87-56 after two different opponents bowed out due to COVID-19 issues. The Blue Devils led 44-26 by halftime and never trailed. Duke’s Trevor Keels had a game-high 19 points, while Paolo Banchero had 12 points and nine rebounds.
– Jaden Ivey scored 22 points and Zach Edey finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 3 Purdue rout Butler 77-48 in the Crossroads Classic. The Boilermakers rebounded from their roughest week of the season with perhaps their most impressive win this year.
– Andrew Nembhard scored 16 points, Rahir Bolton added 15 and No. 5 Gonzaga outlasted No. 25 Texas Tech 69-55 in the Colangelo Classic. The Red Raiders collapsed in on Gonzaga big man Drew Timme, holding the preseason All-American to seven points on 2-of-4 shooting, but the Zags overcame it by hitting 13 3-pointers – five by Bolton.
– Keon Ellis had 20 points and 10 rebounds, giving No. 6 Alabama’s sputtering offense just enough to beat Jacksonville State 65-59. Ellis hit four of Alabama’s eight 3-pointers and also had three assists.
– Remy Martin hit a 3-pointer with one minute to go to extend a three-point lead and help No. 7 Kansas over Stephen F. Austin 80-72. Christian Braun scored a game-high 21 points, Ochai Agbaji had 18, Martin contributed 15 and Jalen Wilson scored 10.
– No. 8 Arizona shook off a slow start to beat Cal Baptist 84-60. Azuolas Tubelis had 19 points and Bennedict Mathurin added 14 as the 11-0 Wildcats continued their best start since opening the 2014-15 season with 12 straight wins.
– Boogie Ellis scored 16 points, Drew Peterson added 14 and No. 10 Southern California overcame a shaky start to beat Georgia Tech 67-53 in the Colangelo Classic. The Trojans needed some time to solve Georgia Tech’s aggressive zone, relying on their defense early before pulling away from the Yellow Jackets.
– No. 13 Auburn overcame a 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis 74-70. Walter Kessler scored 19 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots, and Wendell Green Jr. and Jabari Smith each scored 13 points.
– No. 14 Houston beat Oklahoma State 72-61 in the lone game of the scheduled Hoop Hype XL College Basketball Showcase doubleheader at Dickies Arena. Jamal Shead scored 18 points and Fabian White had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars, who have won 10 of 12 games. The scheduled preceding game between No. 23 Colorado State and Tulsa was canceled because of COVID-19 issues within Colorado State’s team.
– No. 19 LSU rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Louisiana Tech 66-57. The teams swapped the lead five times with seven ties in the second half. After Tech tied it at 57, Tari Eason’s 3-pointer put the Tigers ahead for good with 2:28 left. He finished with 21 points.
– Providence went on the road and beat No. 20 UConn 57-53 in the Big East opener for both teams. A.J. Reeves scored 16 points, Ed Croswell had 11 and Nate Watson added 10 for the Friars (11-1), who led by as many as 16 points in the second half but had to hold on at the end.
– No. 21 Kentucky beat North Carolina 98-69 in the CBS Sports Classic. Sahvir Wheeler scored 26 points, shooting a season-best 80% from the floor. He was one of four Wildcats to score in double figures in Kentucky’s first victory away from Rupp Arena.
– Dwon Odom scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Johnson added 17 to lift No. 22 Xavier over Marquette, 80-71, in their Big East Conference openers. Jack Nunge had 13 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for Xavier, which has won seven straight.
– Former Arkansas big man Abayomi Iyiola scored 18 points and 14 rebounds, and Hofstra beat No. 24 Arkansas 89-81. Hofstra was up 40-32 at the half and didn’t relinquish the lead in the second half.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Jonathan Taylor ran for 170 yards and scored on a 67-yarder with 2:01 left to help the Indianapolis Colts seal a 27-17 victory over the New England Patriots. The Colts solidified their playoff hopes by winning for the fifth time in six games – and ending an eight-game losing streak to the rival Patriots. Taylor has run for a touchdown in 11 straight games to tie Hall of Famer Lenny Moore for the longest streak in franchise history. New England had won seven straight and started the weekend in the top spot of the AFC playoff chase. But the Patriots could not overcome a 20-0 deficit because of too many uncharacteristic mistakes.



UNDATED (AP) – Christian Wood led a balanced attack with 21 points and eight rebounds as the Houston Rockets defeated the Detroit Pistons 116-107, handing the Pistons their 14th straight loss. It matches the longest single-season skid in Pistons history. The Rockets had seven players in double figures.

In other NBA action:
– The Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to six games, beating the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks 119-90 on Saturday night. Cedi Osman scored 23 points and Darius Garland had 22 points as the Cavaliers offense shot 50% from the floor. The Bucks were without any of their regular starters.
– Fred VanVleet had 27 points and 12 assists, Scottie Barnes scored 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the short-handed Golden State Warriors 119-100. Golden State was without Steph Curry for rest and Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Otto Porter Jr. and Andrew Wiggins for injuries.
– Bradley Beal scored a season-high 37 points to help the Washington Wizards beat the Utah Jazz 109-103. The Wizards snapped a four-game losing streak.
– Josh Richardson scored a season-high 27 points, Jayson Tatum had 25 and the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 114-107. After blowing a 15-point halftime lead, the Celtics won for just the second time in their last six games. Each team was missing six players because of COVID-19 protocols.
– Robin Lopez had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat the short-handed Brooklyn Nets 100-93 to snap a seven-game losing streak. Eastern Conference-leading Brooklyn had won four in a row, but entered the game with 10 players in COVID-19 protocol, after returning star guard Kyrie Irving and MVP candidate Kevin Durant were placed into protocols Saturday.
– Shai Gilgeous-Alexander hit a 27-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Oklahoma City Thunder a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Lu Dort scored 29 points after sitting out Oklahoma City’s previous game because of a sprained left ankle.
UNDATED (AP) – Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Jesper Fast scored in the opening two minutes and each added an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-1. Frederik Andersen had 32 saves to help Carolina win its second straight since the roster was rearranged because of COVID protocols with the top two scorers and captain among those sitting out.
In other NHL action:
– Travis Sanheim scored 1:35 into overtime and also had an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Claude Giroux scored his 11th goal of the season for the Flyers, moving into a tie with Bill Barber for second on the franchise’s all-time scoring list.
– Dylan Larkin got his first career hat trick and added an assist as the Detroit Red Wings handed the New Jersey Devils their fifth consecutive loss, 5-2. Tyler Bertuzzi had two goals for Detroit and Thomas Greiss made 32 saves.
– John Klingberg scored on the power play 2:13 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3. Jake Oettinger stopped 20 shots to help the Stars end a five-game losing streak.
– Warren Foegele scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Seattle Kraken 5-3. Evan Bouchard and Connor McDavid each had a goal and an assist, and Colton Sceviour also scored for the Oilers, who have won two straight after a six-game losing streak.


NEW YORK (AP) – Buck Showalter has been hired as manager of the New York Mets, bringing him back to the Big Apple to take over his fifth major league team. Showalter has managed more than 3,000 big league games over 20 seasons, giving the Mets an experienced bench boss for the first time since Terry Collins’ seven-year tenure ended after the 2017 campaign. Showalter has a long history of turning around losing teams, which no doubt made him an attractive candidate to Cohen and new Mets general manager Billy Eppler.

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